Meanings of forget-me-nots move lovers’ hearts as song

Meanings of forget-me-nots move lovers’ hearts as song

Forget-me-nots are small modest flowers. However, their delicate shapes and bright blue called forget-me-not color are attractive enough to hold people’s eyes. They have been used as motifs of songs, poems, piano compositions and other art works since a long time ago. This could be related to their flower meanings.



Meanings of forget-me-nots move lovers’ hearts as song

 

Forget-me-nots have been symbols of friendship


Before flower meanings were created, they have been loved as symbols of friendship and honesty in European and American countries. It’d been believed “blue flowers have holy powers” in medieval Germany, so forget-me-nots could be an example of this thought because of their bright blue and quiet beauty. They are still the symbol of friendship and truth, and the flowers decorated at graves of friends in Germany now.

 

Another name, “myosotis”


They have another name, “myosotis.” The origin is the scientific name of forget-me-nots. This means a house mouse’s ears because the shape of their leaves looks like a house mouse’s ears.

In my opinion, this name isn’t matched to them though. I think this is because we tend to see their flowers rather than leaves and their romantic name, “forget-me-not” is more matched to them.

 

Flower meanings are the same as their name


Their flower meaning is exactly “forget-me-not.” There are other meanings such as “true love,” ”memories,” and “friendship.” These meanings are actually divided into each color. For example, “true love” is for blue ones and “forget-me-not” is for white ones. There are forget-me-nots of other colors including purple and pink. They are lovely in every color.

By the way, don’t you think it does not happen that the flower meaning is the same as the name? This because their name came from a legend and the meaning was given by the same legend. It’s interesting.

 

Forget-me-nots are “love charms” in foreign countries


Their meanings remind me a sincere love. They are used as love charms in foreign countries. First, I’ll introduce the way in Sankt Gallen in the eastern area of Switzerland. It is said that a young man goes to see the girl who he likes with one forget-me-not in his pants’ pocket and she likes him too. It’s very cute.

Besides, people in Hessian of Germany use them as love charms too. By the way, the main city of Hessian is famous Frankfurt. The way they use forget-me-nots is mysterious. It is believed that if you find some forget-me-nots by a coincidence and take one of them under your left arm to home, the first person you encounter will tell your future wife. It should be found by a coincidence and I’m wondering how I can know the first person who can tell my future wife. If you’re interested in, how about give it try?

 

Wasurena-kusa? Wasuruna-kusa?


The original name is German words, “Vergiss-mein-nicht.” In Japan, a botanist, Takiya Kawaue translated it to “wasurena-kusa” and that means “don’t forget me”. However, some people said “wasuruna-kusa” meaning “not forgetting” is close, and I think it is also good.

The reason why that “wasuruna-kusa” couldn’t take a firm hold on Japanese people is that there have been flowers called “wasure-kusa” meaning “forget.” This is another name of tawny day lilies which are orange flowers in the family of Liliaceae. The origin of the name is tradition that you can forget feelings like heartbreak.

Although the meanings are slightly different, both are romantic names. Forget-me-nots are in the family of Boraginaceae and completely different flowers from tawny day lilies just in case.

 

The film, “Forget-me-not” and its song


I’ll mention little about the film of forget-me-nots and its song. It was made in Italy, 1935. It is about a story that a woman married with a man who has a child meets her ex-boyfriend and remembers the love with him but returns to her wife.

Its song was created by a famous Italian composer for Torna a Surriento, Curtis (1875-1937). It is more popular that the film now. Though quietly beautiful forget-me-nots seem to be like the opposite to a passionate Italian song, the basements might be the same.

 

Blue is the most loved color


As I told above, forget-me-nots have other colors such as white, purple, and pink. They are quite often associated to blue as bright blue called their name. Do you know that the blue is the most loved color in the world?

There are various kinds of natural blue like sky blue, ocean blue. The reason why forget-me-nots are so popular is because blue is people’s favorite color.

 

How did you like it? Considering them with their name and flower meanings not scientifically, you can see many thing. In fact, they are also medical herbs.

They are believed to be effective on respiratory illness including asthma, chronic bronchitis in Europe and they use them as expectorant of home medication. This is one of the reasons forget-me-nots are loved by many people. I think these pretty flowers attract more people.

 

Summary

Meanings of forget-me-nots move lovers’ hearts as song

Forget-me-nots have been symbols of friendship
Another name, “myosotis”
Flower meanings are the same as their name
Forget-me-nots are “love charms” in foreign countries
Wasurena-kusa? Wasuruna-kusa?
The film, “Forget-me-not” and its song
Blue is the most loved color